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McLuskey, McDonald & Hughes, P.A.

1 month 3 weeks ago

Administrative Professional's Day was celebrated with a beautiful tropical themed luncheon and as always, lots of laughs and fun at McLuskey, McDonald & Hughes

SPA DAY FOR JUSTICE: Just to alert our friends and neighbors, our dog Justice has faithfully greeted visitors and passersby for many years since the time of Pinecrest’s “Smart Dogs for Smart Schools” initiative. Well, the Florida sunshine has taken its toll on Justice so he will be leaving for a little while for a well-deserved Spa Day. But don’t worry, he will return refreshed and better than ever. Justice is leaving for a few weeks to visit with his designer, artist Dan Bandroff, for a makeover. To view more of Dan’s artwork and to receive updates on Justice’s progress please visit www.danbandroff.com.

McLuskey, McDonald & Hughes, P.A.

3 months 6 days ago

As Dr. Martin Luther King said, “out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.” There is no doubt we live in very trying times. Violence really does abound and mass shootings occur with such frequency that today’s tragedy merely fades and becomes only an event to be compared to tomorrow’s new catastrophe. Hope though does exist as the Florida Supreme Court just agreed to consider one of McLuskey, McDonald & Hughes, P.A.’s cases as an issue of great public importance. See the attached articles from the Palm Beach Post and Sun Sentinel which review our case and the issues germane to all Florida mass shootings. Partner, John W. “Jack” McLuskey wishes to thank co-counsel H.T. Smith, co-counsel Lisa Riddle and appellate lawyer, Lauri Waldman Ross for assisting in the case up through this point. Now it’s onto the Supreme Court where we hope to clarify how the sovereign immunity statute applies to mass shootings.
https://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/20190312/florida-supreme-court-to-hear-pb-county-mass-shooting-case
https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/parkland/florida-school-shooting/fl-ne-mass-shooting-supreme-court-20190312-story.html

McLuskey, McDonald & Hughes, P.A.

4 months 2 weeks ago

MMH was very honored to be awarded the Deering Estate Foundation’s Champion Partner of the Year for 2018 at the Deering Estate Foundation’s Annual Meeting. The firm partners and staff were present at the annual meeting to also celebrate partner, David McDonald’s completion of his two-year term as President of the Deering Estate Foundation. MMH has always promoted strong community engagement and is proud of its long-standing track record of leadership and financial support for community-based organizations such as the Deering Estate Foundation and many others.

McLuskey, McDonald & Hughes, P.A.

4 months 3 weeks ago

Partner Jack McLuskey recently lectured on Closing Argument at the CLE@FIU seminar presented by Professors H.T. SMITH and H. SCOTT FINGERHUT. Photos of the event are pictured below.

https://law.fiu.edu/professors-smith-and-fingerhut-present-clefiu-on-closing-argument/

McLuskey, McDonald & Hughes, P.A.

5 months 1 week ago

Co-founding partner John W. “Jack” McLuskey and Co-counsel H.T. Smith, at Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal in Palm Beach County following oral argument on Barnett v. DCF, a case involving significant issues related to the interpretation of the sovereign immunity statute’s aggregate damage caps. The Fourth District issued an Order on January 9, 2019 granting Barnett’s Motion to Certify the issue as a matter of “Great Public Importance” to the Florida Supreme Court. The news media has focused extensively on the Barnett case because of its legal implications to all Florida mass shooting events, including the tragedies at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub.

In its ruling the Fourth District Court of Appeal held: “Unfortunately, our state has experienced a number of high-profile mass shootings in the past several years, some of which have led to negligence complaints against state agencies. In our opinion in the instant case, we narrowly construed section 768.28(5), Florida Statutes (2010), to limit the sovereign immunity waiver to $200,000 (the statute was amended in 2016 to increase the cap to $300,000.00 for all claims or judgments) when there are multiple claims arising out of the same negligent act(s) committed by the state agency. However, we acknowledge that a broader reading of the statute could follow a per injury limitation.”

The case now moves to the Florida Supreme Court for consideration. Click here for link to recent Palm Beach Post article.

https://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/20190109/fla-supreme-court-asked-to-review-sovereign-immunity-in-light-of-mass-shootings

McLuskey, McDonald & Hughes, P.A.

5 months 3 weeks ago

MMH 2018 Holiday Party and 20 Year Celebration! A great time with a great crew!

McLuskey, McDonald & Hughes, P.A.

7 months 3 weeks ago

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is an annual health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and most importantly FOR A CURE. Like so many of our clients, friends and families, the McLuskey, McDonald & Hughes’ family has also been touched by this terrible disease. Recently the firm wore pink to commemorate those that are victims of the disease, to support those that fight the good fight each day against the disease and, best of all, to celebrate those that won the battle and beat cancer. Attached are photos of our attorneys and staff gathering in their pink attire. Please join us in this fight to find a cure for breast cancer.

#StronginPink

McLuskey, McDonald & Hughes, P.A.

9 months 8 hours ago

Celebrating 20 years serving the Miami community!!

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